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Electrical Vault Fire in Boston High-Rise

Heavy smoke in the rear of the 12-story building

 

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BOSTON (WCVB) – Boston firefighters safely evacuated employees from heavy smoke at Fidelity Investments downtown headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

“This is a busy area of the city, and any time (you have) a building of this size, (you are) going to have some serious concerns,” said firefighter Marc Sanders, of the Boston Fire Department. “Fortunately, in this situation, everyone got out safely.”
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Officials said the smoke alarm at 245 Summer St. was triggered at 12:14 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke in the rear of the 12-story building and struck a second alarm to call for additional resources.